"First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing..."
The people shape their own destiny -- either as free people or as slaves. If they remain self-reliant, they stay free. Ever expanding state power destroys lives. Government panacea is a defective idea.
Nothing corrupts intellectual power like the abuse of the language. Free speech becomes an endangered species when powerful words, misused, become shortcuts for specious argument and repetitious cliches trivialize noble ideas.